This excerpt taken from the C 10-Q filed Nov 5, 2007.
Resolution of 2006 Tax Audits
New York State and New York City
In September 2006, Citigroup reached a settlement agreement with the New York State and New York City taxing authorities regarding various tax liabilities for the years 19982005 (referred to hereinafter as the "resolution of the 2006 New York Tax Audits").
For the 2006 third quarter, the Company released $254 million from its tax contingency reserves, which resulted in increases of $237 million in after-tax income from continuing operations and $17 million in after-tax income from discontinued operations, which are reflected in the year-to-date 2006 totals.
In March 2006, the Company received a notice from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that they had concluded the tax audit for the years 1999 through 2002 (referred to hereinafter as the "resolution of the 2006 Federal Tax Audit"). For the 2006 first quarter, the Company released a total of $657 million from its tax contingency reserves related to the resolution of the Federal Tax Audit, which are reflected in the segment and product year-to-date 2006 income tax expense disclosures.
The following table summarizes the 2006 tax benefits, by business, from the resolution of the New York Tax Audits and Federal Tax Audit (collectively, the 2006 Tax Audits):